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You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. Psalm 119:57-58, NIV

Have you ever prayed for something that seems simple like lost items at school or for students who are sleeping in class? Or do you think little things like these are not prayer-worthy?

The truth is that every little thing that happens in our lives matters to God. It’s unfathomable to us as human beings, but He is even concerned for the little sparrow! God longs for us to call upon His wonderful ways, even for the small things.

As Christian educators, we can be sensitive to even the little needs of our students. They can’t learn when they are upset about things that are important to them. We can be like Jesus and be merciful to them because He has been merciful to us. We can also be gracious to our colleagues because He has been gracious to us.

Lord, You are my portion. With everything I am, I seek You and pray that Your presence will go with me today. Show me how to be gracious to others in the way that You have been gracious to me. Amen.

Copyright Karen Seddon.

Karen is the Florida Director for Christian Educators and the author of several books encouraging educators in prayer.

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2 Responses

  1. Your words are such an encouragement to me, Karen! It is so easy to get swept up in the “big picture” needs, that we miss those smaller, yet powerful, opportunities we have to pray for our students/colleagues. Thank you for continually pursuing and sharing Godly wisdom!

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